Marion Medical Mission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOCAL VOLUNTEERS LEAVE SOON FOR MISSION TRIP TO AFRICA – THEIR PROJECTS WILL PROVIDE LIFE-SAVING, CLEAN WATER FOR 420,000+ PEOPLE
MARION, IL September 1, 2017– The Marion Medical Mission is pleased to announce Wayne Schultz, of Parker, Colorado will spend approximately three weeks partnering with African communities to provide safe water sources to more than 2,800 villages in remote areas of Malawi, Zambia & Tanzania.
Schultz will leave for Africa on September 15 for his fifth mission trip with Marion Medical Mission. 36 U.S. volunteers, including Marion Medical Mission founders, Tom & Jocelyn Logan, will work in remote villages to help them provide sustainable, life-saving clean-water wells to areas that previously had none. The group plans to install 2,800 wells during this year’s well season.
“This has been a life-changing experience for me and I feel blessed to participate again this year, said Schultz. “It is a privilege to work with our African friends and partners and amazing to see so many lives saved and improved with so few resources.”
UNICEF reports that in sub-Sahara Africa, one in five children die before their fifth birthday because they lack potable water. 663 million people around the globe rely on ponds, streams and other exposed and untreated sources for their drinking water. For just a $400 donation, Marion Medical Mission provides an African village of approximately 150 people with a sustainable source of safe drinking water.
Schultz is looking for speaking opportunities at churches, civic organizations and small groups who might be interested in learning more about the organization or helping to fund the 2,800 wells the group plans to install.
About Marion Medical Mission
Founded in 1985, the Marion Medical Mission has built more than 29,000 wells. They have provided over four million people (2.25 million children) with a sustainable source of safe drinking water. They partner with local villages – the local citizens dig the wells, make the brick and provide the sand and stone. MMM supplies only what the villages cannot, which makes the wells inexpensive, practical and sustainable. They are easy to repair, and the extreme poor can afford to maintain them.
Please visit the website at www.mmmwater.org for more information or to donate to Marion Medical Mission.